Ambassador Program


The Dean's Brand Ambassador Program is a leadership and student success initiative aimed at developing high-achieving public policy students and actively building the School’s brand profile. As part of the marketing, communications and events arm of the UCR School of Public Policy, ambassadors are cream-of-the-crop public policy students who serve as brand advocates, outreach marketers, recruiters, event staff, and role models to their peers.

  • Benefits of Being an Ambassador
    • leadership and management opportunities
    • public speaking development opportunities
    • networking opportunities
    • serving as the student face of the School in marketing materials
    • receiving branded gear exclusive to ambassadors
    • special recognition at commencement
    • potential for letters of recommendation for the most qualified ambassadors
  • Selection Guidelines
    • Applications must be declared UCR undergraduate public policy students (both majors and minors - freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors expecting to remain a fifth year) or Master of Public Policy (MPP) students.
    • All applicants must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA.
      • For undergraduates, exceptions can be made for students who compensate with high public policy/upper division major GPAs and/or whose transcripts do not include any Ds or Fs from the past year. Transcripts from previous higher education institutions are taken into account for undergraduate transfer students.

Ambassador Testimonial

Ranika Baghoomian '17

“The ambassador program has helped me grow both academically and professionally. To me, the program is about teamwork and unity. It’s about setting goals and working alongside leaders in order to achieve them, as well as refining ourselves to grow individually. Serving as a dedicated role model and mentor to my peers is the most rewarding experience.”


For questions about the ambassador program, please contact the Marketing, Communications & Events Manager